Good Cents Financial Coaching

Navigating from stress to financial success

Training up a Child

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 “But, Mommy, I need it!”  No, sweetie, you don’t need another Thomas train.  The fifteen you have plus the hundred non-Thomas trains cluttering our house are more than sufficient.  Yes, my […]

Breaking Bad?

I know I’m late to the party, but I just watched the pilot episode of Breaking Bad.  Wow, this Walter White guy is a sad, sad man.  What we learn in the initial episode is he is a brilliant, accomplished chemist who now attempts to teach chemistry classes to a bunch of unenthused high schoolers.  […]

Going Green – Cash Envelopes

In the last blog post I promised to share my experience with using cash envelopes and pass along some tips.  So here we go… I learned about the cash envelope system while going through Financial Peace University (FPU) in early 2012.  It seemed like a great idea to me – in concept.  I saw how […]

The Emotions of Cash

Go ahead, you can admit it, it’s ok.  When you see those coins at the top of this blog, you have an insatiable urge to grab them up, don’t you?  They are so enticing aren’t they?  Makes you feel kind of silly doesn’t it?  I mean, come on, really, they only add up to about […]

Having Enough

“My only money problem is I don’t have enough of it! “ Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say that…well, then maybe I wouldn’t have any money problems! So, how much is enough?  If your personal money fairy started raining cash down on you from her fairy blimp, when […]

Welcome to the Good Cents Financial Coaching Blog!

Welcome to the Good Cents Financial Coaching blog!   I’m excited to share insights and advice with you for using good “cents” to handle your personal finances.  For my first ever blog post, I’ll answer some questions to explain what Good Cents is all about and why I’ve decided to start this endeavor. What is Financial […]